ANSWERS: 71
  • Nope, I believe its a good step to achieving an organized environment.
  • Yes, i makes people out of the individualism...
  • I have work in schools with uniforms and without. I don't have problem with it either way. Uniforms help level the playing field between kids and what they wear but no uniforms allows for freedom of expression.
  • No. I believe that schools who wear their own clothes to class have competition on whos the prettiest or whos wearing the most expernsive brand names. Wearing uniforms makes each person look the same and at least then there is less chance of people being teased at school for what their wearing. As for affectin their personally, after school and weekend actitives should be plenty of time to show who you are as an individual
  • I don't like anything that takes away from a person's individuality. Also, the fact that Hitler made school children wear uniforms in Germany so that they could be more easily controlled doesn't help.
  • Hm. Back in the day when I went to school the worst crimes committed in school where gum chewing, truancy and the occasional fist fight. Now days there are rapes, murders, drug dealing, drug using.... the list goes on. Part of the problem is that kids will actually fight over clothing. I recall a few years ago a boy was beaten to an inch of his life having his *Uber Brand-named* shoes stolen from him. There are other instances where clothing appears to be a huge issue for the modern day teen. So Uniformity is necessary I guess. Back in the day teachers and principles could still apply the Board of Education (spanking), truant officers patrolled the streets, and "name brands" were not a pressing issue for anyone. Times have changed and it appears we have reaped what we have sown.
  • No. They set up a code of proper attire for the learning environment, prevent distractions while in the classroom,keep attention getters from disrupting others and prevent social competition and class ranking. I remember when I was younger, kids from poor families were spared the teasing and embarrassment that kids inevitably employ to pick on each other. It also prevents these ridiculous exorbatant prices for Designer clothes that is so prevalent now.
  • no, this is probably not what u want to hear, but i think that school uniforms makes every one, no matter what social class ur in, equal, everyone, dresses the same, one one wearing "name Brand" clothes, it makes everyone equal
  • Actually I think all schools should adopt them. I wanted my school to adopt them when I was in high school but they didn't. Many of the teachers didn't want to enforce the dress code so I think just putting everyone in school uniforms would make things a hell of a lot easier. At least in high school, in college I didn't see any of the problems that I saw in high school so I'm not too concerned about it then.
  • No. wearing clothes, that are uniform to all students, has many very good points. first, it allows all students to wear the same clothes as other students. some students cannot afford baggies or other expensive clothes for school. this uniform appearance will now give all students the same feeling of equality. second, people who wear baggies can now concentrate on thier studies, instead of constantly having to hold onto their pants. third, underwear exposure will be eliminated. whats with this anyway? fourth, exposure of body parts with see-through clothing. this is school, not a house of prostitution. fifth, the elimination of bare feet shoes or sandals, will stop foot injuries and the spread of athlete's foot. While visiting Jamaica, i could not help but notice how all the students dressed alike. they were neat and clean and all were equal. i liked that then and i like this now. School clothing has really gotten out of hand. the focus has been, who is wearing what, not who discovered america.
  • Yes, because school is NOT just a place to learn facts, but also how to fit in to society- how to behave around others, how to socialize, etc. And how to be around others who are different. These are important skills one learns in school, even though it's not graded on a report card.
  • security-wise they´re useful to identify and protect children. Besides for parents is cheaper to have their kids in uniform than buying enough garments so they can attend school prperly dressed.Is to say the answer is negative.
  • No my kids turn school into a fashion show and I hate it. I think they are a great idea. I did not have them when I was in school but I see the point in them now that I am an adult. This was I would not have to hear how so and so had this really cool quicksilver shirt that was ONLY $30.00 and they are just going to die with out one.
  • yes they make kids dress alike
  • I think it is very good, because then there is no disgrimination between students, but they musn't cost TOO much though..
  • Nah, think about it. Doesn't take you much time to dress. Plus, school is school, outside the school we are all different =)
  • No I did not like wearing them but they made my fashion choices so much easier.
  • No. I wish our school had uniforms. >>;; It would make my mornings that much easier.
  • I think they should be discouraged... Private schools have all the rights in the world to have uniforms. Or perhaps, there should be requirements for them... Maybe a slight degree of comfort would help kids pay attention in class? : P I hate uniforms with a passion really, they were just another part of my schools attempts to dehumanise us all, to remove our individuality, etc... What the hell does it matter if some people turn it into a fashion show? At least people have the most basic choice of what they will wear, and can therefore express themselves more easily should they choose to, can wear something a little more comfortable than most uniforms are... My sister also has problems w/ uniform that I never did: they are often grossly impractical. I had to wear a blazer and boater to/from school everyday (look them up if you don't know what they are), which are both poorly suited to the Australian weather, but she has to wear all number of useless bits and pieces, none of which any sane person would choose to wear under the same circumstances. Uniforms also bring with them pointless rules and punishments, they use valuable resources and time. At my old school, at every single opportunity, all relevant staff would keep telling us to wear proper uniform, easily 90% of all punishments in the school were uniform related... The reasoning behind our uniform was 'tradition' and 'looking smart'. Honestly, it's as though these people have no idea what the current Zeitgeist, no idea what 'logical reasoning' is, and have NO clue at all how to aid in the education of young children (having tight, itchy, very hot clothing in Australian weather does -N-O-T- help, trust me.) In my experience, almost all uniforms are impractical, humiliating, implements of control and removal of individuality... Sound like an over exaggeration? Either you're a lucky one, or I was a particularly unlucky one. Regardless, uniforms have lost their purpose, and only have negative affects ON THE PEOPLE WEARING THEM.
  • I don't really think they should be banned, but I do think that making students wear uniforms is taking away a huge part of their self expression. However, kids like to test waters and see what they can get away with which cause issues with dress code.
  • i recently (i.e. in may) graduated from a high school that required uniforms. I did not mind them at all. We had to wear Flynn O'Hara Pants (khaki dress pants) and a dress shirt and a tie in the winter. during the fall and spring we had uniform golf shirts we could wear. the tie was up to us and the shoe to a degree was up to us. we had regulations on the shoes, but if they were comfy and fit our style we could wear them. A lot of kids at my school enjoyed wearing them. A girl with whom I graduated throughly enjoyed wearing them. She loved her uniform. I do not think they are a problem. When you work in the real world you have a dress code to which you must adhear, so why not prep for it in school? You prepare for mathematics, history, english, why not attire and looking professional?
  • no they should be made compulsary
  • There are horror tales of kids spending enormous sums just to keep up with the latest styles. Some parents can indulge their children and some children feel they must match those clothes. So the parents with fewer resources are faced with their own child's emotional plea for more expensive cothes. Uniforms eliminate this competition. They do not stifle creativity, imagination or independence. Those qualities will always stand out. But uniforms tend to bring a semblance of equality. To me, they are a good thing...at least until students reach the age where they begin to understand that howthey dress is not who they are. That's sometime around late high school and early college.
  • Yes, I know if I would have had to wear a school uniform i'd go nuts. It's about how comfortable the clothes are, and maybe the clothes even make the person uncomfortable, for example a girl who likes wearing pants. If they have to wear a skirt/dress they could feel a bit too exposed and self contious and be distracted in class. Also aslong as there's a dress code that is enforced there shouldn't be any problems, and everyone's happy.
  • Yes, because sometimes they get toooo picky. Like this year we only have 3 different types of pants to pick from and they're the same brand.
  • 1) Yes. I think uniforms should be banned. And when uniforms have been banned, your question would read: "Do you think schools should be banned?" Also an interesting question... I would always oppone to uniforms remembering of military ones. We should not prepare for military life, rather e.g. for office jobs or customer service jobs. 2) The purpose of school uniforms is that all pupils can be better considered equals, and you can forget for a time the status differences. But I think some dressing rules would be sufficient to reach this goal.
  • no i dont, because kids these days have been known to wear realy unsuitible cloths to school and have no regard for the dress codes of their school so i think that school uniforms should be mandated by every school world wide.
  • Yes, they should. Clothes are a personal "banner", which express the feelings of the person wearing them. Uniforms take this "banner" away.
  • Just make them wear the same stuff that is used in Japan.
  • I didnt care for wearing them but they did level out all of the competition of better clothes and whos richer. Easier to chose stuff in the morning, its just it was really pricy when i attended and wore uniforms. I would have much rather worn a uniform to high school then be ridiculed for for having to wear what little clothes i have now because they werent aeropostale or hollister. Not all teenagers have parents that pay for everything. I worked hard for what i got and got humlitated every freaking time because it was old navy or salvation army. Just make it a little cheaper.
  • I did at first only because i had already bought regular clothes...Once i bought the uniforms and realized it is so many ways to make them different that it really does not matter....
  • Yes, cause if you think about it, it is a fortune. Every kid doesn't just want one outfit for a whole week, they would want more. And with those, they will grow out of them and you have to keep on buying them. Also, they are pointless cause you don't wear them outside of school. It also hides there characteristics.
  • All of you people are missing the point here, it's called school where every thing's supposed to be about learning academics not how to dress. Seriously how would wearing uncomfortable,stupid looking,dumb clothes make you any better at your school work or such??? So what if some kid gets made fun of, if it's that much of a problem then he's got issues with himself. This is really talking about elementary kids who have no clue what they are really talking about until middle school. I'm going into high school and I can tell that the teachers are only going to care about my clothes not me as a person, but whether I'm wearing the right clothes. This is morally wrong to punish kids in a "FREE" PUBLIC school system. Everyone deserves an education despite what he or she is wearing,as I said it is just wrong to change the schools because we don't like what the kids are wearing. I am all for a reasonable dress code but uniforms go too far. Restricting the sagging,pajamas,and blah blah blah is a better alternative than taking away everything. I mean think about it would wearing a dress shirt make you not want to take $100,000.00 you find on the sidewalk when no noes looking,and cash it for your family? Please don't act like all you "pro-uniform" people are all informed because you obviously have no idea what it's like seeing teachers care more about having your shirt tucked in than teaching you. That's disgusting and I will make it my mission in the future to insure that our public education system stays as that PUBLIC and FREE like it was made to be. I can't wait till college No uniforms ;) -Alex, Freshman, Cleveland
  • No they should not ban school uniform your thinking of just yourself what about the kid that can't afford good looking clothes.On the other hand the uniform is affordable for almost ever student. School should not be a fashion show.If the get rid of uniform the it will increase the gossip for example(look shes wearing purple with pink shoes) that has nothing to do with school.
  • I like them, saves money and time in the morning thinking what should I wear now. Plus it looks professional.
  • NO I think they serve a good purpose in some areas. It helps the entire school body to concentrate better on their school work
  • Seriously - don't be silly. It's hard enough for kids at school withoit subjecting them to keeping up with fashion on a day to day basis. If we banned them all over the western world I honestly think teenage suicides would jump up. Seriously.
  • i think strict uniforms should be banned, but there should be a dress code, however, so girls don't dress provocatively and guys don't sag their pants to their knees.
  • no, it would take out some of the bulling and worry about who's wearing what and how much it cost and where it came from. if everyone is wearing the same thing no one can pick on someone because of what they can afford to wear.
  • No, I like it. I spent significantly less on school uniforms that regular cloths. I had no fight in the morning getting dressed. My son could put together his own school outfits in kindergarten without my help and making him feel like a big boy. I think they are a great idea.
  • no because teenagers wouldn't have to worry about what crap they have to wear for the school day. Simply just put on what the school told you to wear, simple! Also it spares some kids alot of bullying and teachers alot of energy telling the kid not to wear drug affiliated material such as a pot leaf on a T-shirt, or a mini skirt, or cross dressing. If there was just one unifrom there wouldn't be any of those problems and the teachers could go straight to teaching.
  • Not every kid grows up in the same kind of home. Some kids, some parents even, have no idea what "appropriate" is. I'm not just talking about kids who are testing boundaries and trying something a little risque, I'm taking about the kid who is being molested at home, the child of a prostititute, children whose life is completely tumultuous and unsafe. So no, I think uniforms cut out a lot of crap. They cut out kids being sent home because mom didn't understand (again) that no, it isn't appropriate for nipples to be visible through a kids shirt (or worse) or that dad sent his daughter to school in a miniskirt (just like last week). I've been the teacher who had to be the heavy and send that kid to the office yet again. I've had to make kids go to the bathroom and turn their t-shirt inside out (again) because it had a picture of weed, or Joe Camel, or Jack Daniels on it, and the kid and parents didn't see anything wrong with it because those things are in daily use in the home. Besides, once you get out of school, you are going to wear a uniform of some sort every day. If you choose to go the wrong way, you'll wear an orange jumpsuit day in and day out. If you are in medicine, you'll wear scrubs or a lab coat every day. If you are in business, you'll wear a suit and tie, or something very like the polo shirts and chinos you wear for school. Almost every job will require a certain standard of dress. School is your preparation for work, and I don't see anything wrong with expecting the same level of dress. Self-expression is for your leisure hours. And don't forget, this is a recent question. Only in the last sixty years or so have most people had more than one or two changes of clothes. If you were lucky, you had your good Sunday clothes and your everyday work clothes. Not much room for self expression there.
  • no!! i like it !
  • No. more schools should adopt them.
  • Yes, now
  • Yes. Some say school is not a fashion show but it's like banning kids from playing soccer on the school ground during breaks because "School is not a soccer pitch".
  • Not at all School uniforms to a certain extent eliminate some bulling based on what you wear and also slow down the stereotypes. They create a certain extent of equality with in schools Also gives a sence if community
  • I think school uniforms are a good idea. Most private schools have school uniforms, I think ALL schools, including public schools should consider school uniforms. It would take stress off the students from having to worry about what clothes they have and are going to wear to school. School is for learing accademics, not about populatiry and fashion (unless you are taking classes in fashion). All students will still be individuals, personalities will shine! It would be cheaper for parents to buy a few school uniforms than all the fashion statement clothes students "Need". Kids can still express tehmselves at extracurricular programs, sporting events and dances.
  • yes all the way they should be banned their is a thing call your own style school uniforms are stupid... PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!
  • School uniforms are for preventing discrimination like "hey look, what ugly rugs you wear! haha!". I think, every school should have ones.
  • in school, yes. in the bedroom, no.
  • I think they should be mandatory. All these people crying about individuality... If your kid can't be an individual without dressing differently, then s/he isn't an individual at all.
  • yes... because children have the right to wear watever they like ... its not fair that teachers wear non school uniform and school kids HAVE TO. Everyone has a different personality but you wont be able to know what peoples personalities are. NON SCHOOL UNIFORM! !!!!!!!
  • I think they should wear uniforms if crime is a problem in the area...
  • Yes YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
  • I think they should be used as a form of punishment. If you misbehave you have to wear a uniform for a few days.
  • yes, so not only are the schools teaching you to be a slave in the corporate world but also making use dress in uniform. damnnnnn talk about ultimate control.
  • NO! What would the world be without the sexy catholic school uniform? My god, they have made halloween costumes out of it!
  • No because then parents would have to fork out for more clothes to acquire to their childrens fussy tastes and having them constantly wanting better clothes than their friends!
  • NO!!! Kids will always try and bend the rules, but there have to be rules there in the first place. They are also terrible for one-upmanship and will make each other's lives a living misery for who's got what trainers, what makeup, etc etc because they value themselves according to that sort of shallow, surface stuff. Too many kids would miss out on all their education from being too busy having a rotten time simply because they didn't have the money for the right gear, and a lot of the rest wouldn't be listening in class either because they'd be too busy establishing their little empires. Teenagers can be so evil - school uniform goes a little way to keeping the hell they cause each other outside of the classroom.
  • I think that school's should not have to wear uniforms. People should be able to express themselves. If they can't express themelves then you wouldn't feel like yourself.
  • No, but I think in some cases they need to be made more affordable and more attractive and more comfortable and girls should be allowed to wear slacks or shorts as part of the uniform. In hot areas, the uniforms should be of a light fabric so the kids won't swelter in them.
  • Yes I do because when we are in our normal clothes we are more comfortable. and its a waste of the parents money!!!! if you ask me the world would be a better place if uniforms didnt exist. also we spend most of our child hood in school so it means we barely wear our clothes we spend most of our time in school uniform. From meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
  • yes please its just a waist of money 4 both school and parents and the kids dont like it. im not a kid i just have bad grammer presentation
  • No I think it helps to get people "in the mood" for school and also prevents the poorest kids from being abused because of their clothes. It makes people equal in a way.
  • this is a joke. I am a student and it costs to much for uniform. i know it represents a school but it doent mean we should pay for the uniform ourslefves.
  • Hm... Some what, I really like showing my personality. Uniforms completly take them away.
  • I was in a school that had uniforms. It sounds boring and a bit strict when you're the student. But looking back, I can say we were not bothered by fashion and dressing sense.All we were doing is being neat, not ruining the uniform, that's all. We could enjoy the time in school.

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